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What to do in Anguilla

There's plenty to do outside of your Anguilla villa. Use this page as a guide to find numerous activities awaiting vacationers. Anguilla hosts an annual Regatta, excursion tours, live entertainment shows, and much more. Don't get completely mesmerized by the peace and relaxation in your rented Anguilla villa. Make sure you plan outings to experience the island and Anguilla's culture. Enjoy the arts, shops, beaches, sailing, snorkeling, and a whole lot more!

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Prickly Pear Cays (Beach) - Anguilla

Prickly Pear Cays

Prickly Pear Cays is two small, uninhabited islands located just 6 miles from Road Bay Anguilla. They are divided by a narrow channel into Prickly Pear east and Prickly Pear west. Both offer 360 degrees of powdery sand and turquoise water. It's popular among swimmers and snorkelers looking for a less crowded experience. You'll have to hop a sailboat or catamaran to make your way over but the effort is rewarded. May we suggest snorkeling the Anguilla side where the tourist boats don't sail. Here you'll find beautiful pink and yellow conch shells and abundant marine life. There are two restaurants and a bar so spending the day here is no problem.


Shawna on Prickley Pear Island

Sailing and Boat Racing (Sailing) - Anguilla

Sailing and Boat Racing in Anguilla

Who knew Anguilla's national sport is sailing? Well, actually sailing in Anguilla has a long and deep history, often indistinguishable from the history of the island itself. Anguilla hosts a number of annual sailboat racing events. These sailing competitions, regattas or boat races bring the community together and people come out in large numbers to enjoy the intense competition among the sailors. The racing season runs May through August. The races are followed by post-race parties that can last into the wee hours of the night.


Sailing, Anguilla

Shoal Bay East (Beach) - Anguilla

Shoal Bay East

Anguilla is simply a beach lover's paradise and of the 33 magnificent beaches, Shoal Bay is our top pick. The 2-mile strand of perfect white sand has been named the world's best beach by many of the top tourist magazines, which means a good portion of the beach is lined with villas, small resorts and umbrellas. There are several great open-air restaurants bumping with live music and rum punch.


Shoal Bay

Anacaona Boutique Hotel Anguilla Cultural Shows (Live Show) - Anguilla


The unofficial cultural entertainment centre of Anguilla, offering dinner theatre with music, dance, jollifications, play acting and visual historical lectures a few times a week. This brings to Anguilla visitors a touch of what the culture of the island is about, while relaxing and enjoying dinner.


Anguilla Access Tours (Tours/Excursions) - Anguilla


Take a 3 hour tour on our well maintained 15 passenger van with its fully stoked water bar.

We will try to keep the AC down to remind you that we are in a tropical paradise. Bring your towel and just enough extra money to buy food and some of the local gems.

Ride with Anguilla Access Tours for:

Island Heritage
Local Art & Craft
Pristine Beach & Shorelines
Delightful Local Cuisine
Authentic Night Life
*No two tours are the same*
Contact: 264-772-9827
Phone: 1-264-772-9828

$45 per Adult
$35 ages 12 and under
$25 for each person with a car rental contract

Night Life Tours begin at 9pm @ $15 per person.


Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop (Shop) - Anguilla

264 497 2200
Anguilla Arts and Crafts Shop

Local arts and crafts, pottery, wood carvings, ceramics and other craft items. Open 9-4 Mon-Fri. Located behind the public library in The Valley.


Anguilla International Yacht Club (Yacht Club) - Anguilla

264 235 8700
Anguilla International Yacht Club

A land nest for members and sailors. Spacious indoor and outdoor cooling areas. Berthing jetty and 3 moorings up to 150'.


Anguilla Watersports (Watersports) - Anguilla

264-584-1204 or 1201

Kitesurfing Lessons and Stand-up Paddle Board rentals, lessons and tours.


Art Cafe (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 5670

International contemporary art - paintings, photography, antique maps. Fine spirits boutique. Full line of Patron tequila and Pyrat Rum. Breakfast and lunch served.


Barnes Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

One of Anguilla's 33 beaches, Barnes Bay is known for its inspiring sands, great views of other islands, and its amazing sunset views! It is a nice wide, white beach.


Just the waves at Barnes Bay Beach

Captain's Bay Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Captain's Bay Beach

On Anguilla's North Shore, rugged and picturesque, Captains Bay is lined with dramatic coral cliff formations. The beach is a wide stretch of white sand cornered at both ends by rock cliffs. It is now possible to reach the beach by walking the cliff road east of Island Harbour. The waters off this beach often carry a strong undertow, and it is not recommended for swimming. It is ideal for a picnic lunch. Take along a pair of hiking boots and wander through the rock formations along the coast or take the dirt track all the way to the eastern end of the island.


Cheddie's Carving Studio (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 6027
Cheddie's Carving Studio

Cheddie Richardson is located on the main road west across from the Devonish Gallery and The Galleria at The Cove. Original sculptures from driftwood, mahogany, walnut, coral and stone.


Christine's Art Gallery (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 8107
Christine's Art Gallery

Located on the road to Blowing Point less than a mile from the main road west. Contemporary art introducing Loic Madec from France.


Cove Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Cove Bay

Cove Bay beach is one of the South West shore spectacular beaches. Long, white and wide. One of my favorite beach on Anguilla. Cove Castles are located here as is Smokey's restaurant. I prefer the Summer where you just might be the only one here.


Cove Bay

Crocus Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Crocus Bay

Crocus Bay is a small beach, peaceful and secluded beach with a really nice restaurant on it, da'Vida Restaurant and Bayside Grill. Great for kayaking, but Crocus Bay is not the best swimming beach due to a slightly rocky bottom.


Crocus Bay Beach

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa (Golf Course) - Anguilla

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa

Anguilla's first and only golf course is surrounded by the indescribable beauty of the islands, turquoise blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the legendary Cuisinart Resort.

Described by The Robb Report as "...the Caribbean's answer to the 18th at Pebble Beach", this 7,100 yards of luscious green, Greg Norman designed course features unparalleled ocean view holes sculpted into the rolling dunes of Temenos, the Most Exclusive Residential Resort in the Caribbean.

Through the years is has had its share of trouble as Temenos has sold several times, but now the CuisinArt resort has purchased the course and it is being properly maintained.


CuisinArt's Venus Spa (Spa) - Anguilla

264 498 2000
CuisinArt's Venus Spa

The full service Venus Spa restores the body and spirit. Be pampered with customized facials, massage, aromatherapy, mineral baths, and more.

Unique to the Venus Spa is their "Fresh Escapes" services from which all ingredients which are harvested daily from their own hydroponic farm! Be sure to indulge in the Healing Waters of the Venus Spa - an exclusively designed Thalasso Pool of heated Anguillian sea water, for a natural, mineral-based therapy.

The relaxation room has expansive views of the Caribbean, with twenty-one treatment rooms â including wet rooms, lavish massage and facial rooms, VIP and couples suites â all designed to invoke the natural beauty and healing energy of Anguilla.

Spacious locker facilities, with a full selection of amenities, offer individual changing rooms for total privacy in the women's area. The expanded fitness center accommodates yoga and Pilates studios, personal training, and state-of-the-art TechnoGym equipment with the Kinesis System of weight training.

The Venus Spa is a must for ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation while in Anguilla!


Devonish Art Gallery (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 2949
Devonish Art Gallery

Featuring sculptor/potter Courtney Devonish. Representing local, Caribbean and international artists and the bead work of Carrolle Devonish. Located in West End. Open 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday and Sat 9:30 am to 5pm.


Diamonds International (Jewelry Store) - Anguilla

264 497 2299
Diamonds International

Luxury jewelry store. Duty free diamonds, designer jewelry and watches. On-site gemologist. Private viewings available.


Doug Carty Diving & Excursions (Snorkeling/Diving) - Anguilla

Doug Carty Diving & Excursions

Join native Anguillan Douglas Carty for an excursion aboard the "Desha". Doug is a professionally skilled dive master and boat captain who will take you on a private dive charter, a fishing expedition, or a tour of the outer islands.
Doug Carty grew up by the ocean. He knows the local waters like no one else. That coupled with his professional level skill, makes him the only choice for diving. Doug has a dedicated following of experienced divers from all over the world who charter him for specialty dives, day trips, boat tours and fishing expeditions. Doug has spent years as the dive master for a PADI facility so he knows all about safe diving.


Dropsey Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Dropsey Bay

Sometimes pronounced "Jobsie Bay," it's a little unknown beach with great snorkeling. A great walk past the larger breakers, you can swim in and out of the caves in what will most likely be total privacy. Located just south of Long Pond Bay, midway on the Caribbean side.


Dune Preserve (Bar/Club) - Anguilla

Dune Preserve

The Dune Preserve is the 2-acre strip of Rendezvous Bay, flanked by CuisinArt Resort and Spa and Temenos Golf Club. This sliver of paradise is home to
Bankie Banx, The Moonsplash Music Festival, The Dune Preserve
Restaurant, and The Planet Dune live-music lounge.

The Dune Preserve is affectionately called the Planet Dune because it is
unlike anything else on this earth. Since 1994, Bankie and his sidekick
Bullett have collected old sail boats, fishing boats and driftwood and
transformed them into an ever expanding work of island art. The Dune
Preserve has embodied green architecture before anyone on Anguilla
had ever heard of green architecture. Literally built between coconut
and mauby trees of predominantly salvaged and discarded material, it is
barely visible from above and from the sea.

The Dune Preserve in 1994 sat alone on the west side of Rendezvous
Bay before CuisinArt and Temenos were conceived. At its origin, the
Dune Preserve consisted of Bankie's one-room cabin which sat behind a
50-foot sand dune and a small beach bar which sat on the beach side of
the sand dune. The Dune Preserve was completely destroyed by
hurricanes in 1996 and 1999. Each time Bankie and Bullett rebuilt the
Dune Preserve with a new vision. After the 1999 hurricane the once
majestic sand dunes at Rendezvous Bay were flattened from a
combination of hurricane damage, shifting tides, and new construction.
Since that time Bankie has worked with the Anguilla National Trust to
restore the once majestic dunes. Over time the dunes have made a
comeback although at only half their original size.


Elsie Bay Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Elsie Bay Beach

Elsie Bay is probably Anguilla's smallest beach. This tiny jewel has some unusual snorkeling opportunities due to the rocks, coral formations and beautiful white sand.


Hibernia Art Gallery (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 4290
Hibernia Art Gallery

Hibernia Art Gallery is adjacent to Hibernia Restaurant. Now in operation since 2000, Raoul and Mary Pat continue to ship back contemporary fine art paintings and sculptures from their annual two month traveling trip.
The countries currently represented are Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Cuba and Bolivia. Their website www.hiberniarestaurant.com shows some of their art.


Irie Life (Shop) - Anguilla

264 497 6526
Irie Life shop front

T-shirts, beachwear, colorful clothing. Two locations: South Hill and Sandy Ground. Open 7 days a week.


Jo-Anne Mason Studio (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 5670
Jo-Anne Mason Studio

A resident artist on Anguilla for over 13 years, Jo-Anne Mason works in a variety of mediums and styles. Currently she is working with her husband as a graphic artist in their company Netconcepts and writing and illustrating childrens books.
The Rotary Club of Anguilla commissioned Jo-Anne Mason to create 5 stamps for the 100 year anniversary of the Rotary International. The stamps, stamp sets and first day covers are available at the Anguilla Post Office.


JR's Glass Bottom Boat (Tours/Excursions) - Anguilla

264 497 4456
JR's Glass Bottom Boat

Have your ever seen a trigger fish, a greenback turtle, or a live giant coral? Experience sea life in its natural state when you go out on Captain Junior Fleming's new glass bottom boat, complete with shady canopy and chilled soft drinks. Just show up at Shoal Bay East and ask for Junior or call 264-497-4456 for a reservation. Junior operates his boat Sunday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. Taxi service can be arranged from any of the hotels on Anguilla.


Katouche Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Katouche Bay

Katouche Bay -
This tiny beach is at the bottom of Anguilla's only "rain forest".
Take the nature walk through Latouche Valley and end up at the beach. Or drive from Crocus Hill to Masara and walk down the easy way.


Katouche Bay Beach

Lady Celestia (Motor Boats) - Anguilla

264 581 5001
Lady Celestia

Captain Sammy Carty's island cruises. Airport pick-up. Private travel to St. Martin. 3 x 275 hp engines. Drinks included. Pure magic.


Limestone Bay Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Limestone Bay Beach

The long drive down a dirt road is worth the trip to reach Limestone Bay. Quiet, secluded and occasionally the nesting spot for some of Anguilla's sea turtles and the island's iguana.


Shawna at Limestone Bay Beach

Little Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Little Bay

Little Bay is Anguilla's best kept secret, a tiny quiet beach, fantastic snorkelling. You can get there by climbing down the cliff but a better way is to take Carl's water taxi from Crocus Bay.


Shawna at Little Bay

Long Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Shawna on Long Bay

Long Bay is on the North shore of Anguilla. A small stretch of white sand.


Shawna on Long Bay beach

Lynne Bernbaum Art Studio (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 5211
Lynne Bernbaum Art Studio

Original Caribbean and international genre paintings in oil and watercolor.
Lynne Bernbaum explores the geometry within nature and the nature
of geometry within fine art by responding to a variety of external stimuli
found in her surroundings on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, where she has lived and worked for the past decade, as well as from within her own vastly fertile imagination. By overlaying the elements of pattern, subject, color palette and composition with a refinement of style and a 'whimsical seriousness', she achieves startling and graphically compelling results in her paintings. In Lynne's work one sees a dichotomy in the straight
forward, controlled (sometimes almost somber) aspect, played against a playful, buoyant merging of subject and design that fit together like pieces of an elegant puzzle. Underlying each of her works, whether in watercolor or oils, is a sound foundation of the highest precepts of serious art.


Malakh Day Spa (Spa) - Anguilla

264 497 7251
Malakh Day Spa

Relax and rejuvenate in private treatment rooms or under a gazebo on Shoal Bay beach East.


Shawna at Malakh Day Spa

Maunday's Bay Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Maunday's Bay Beach

Maunday's Bay is a long, wide, and calm beach where visitors enjoy boating, sailing and waterskiing. The Bay is also home to the popular and acclaimed Cap Juluca's Resort.


Thom on Maundy's Bay beach

Meads Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Meads Bay

Meads Bay Beach is one of the best beaches in Anguilla. Long, white and wide. Definitely on the "A" list of beaches.


Thom on Meads Bay beach

Meads Point (Beach) - Anguilla

Meads Point Beach

Meads Point is often considered Long Bay beach but for the last few years there is a section of the beach which has washed away so they are not really connected. The locals call this Meads Point and it is rather difficult to find, but worth the effort.


Shawna on Meads Point

Palm Garden Art and Design Studio (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 235 8492
Palm Garden Art and Design Studio

Located in North Hill in a traditional Caribbean cottage featuring the work of Michelle Owen-Vasilis. Local Caribbean scenes are beautifully represented in original oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings. Interior design and decorating services available. Open daily or by appointment.


Rainforest Hike (Hiking/Walking/Exploring) - Anguilla

Rainforest Hike

You may not believe it, but Anguilla has a jungle. You enter a path from the beach, skirting the edge of a spooky swamp through dead gray trees (victims of of Hurricane Luis, which destroyed all the vegetation in this valley for about 100 yards from the sea), and then enter lush greenery. As the plants close over you, cutting off the sun, you notice the cool shade and the birds. It is suggested you wear good runners or hiking boots, be prepared to climb a hill, and take a flashlight.
To experience the jungle, go to Katouche Bay (between Crocus Bay and Road Bay/Sandy Ground on the north side). From The Valley, go up Coronation Blvd to Crocus Hill. Turn left at Lloyd's Hotel (the old Cottage Hospital is on the right). Follow the paved road until it ends, then continue on the main dirt road to Masara Resort. Drive through the resort, down a steep one-lane road to the beach and park. Walk down to the beach; go left about 40 yards and turn left away from the beach. You should find a path that skirts the right edge of a large pond.
The valley is full of lush greenery. Anguillian plants that you are 2' high are 6' to 20' high in this valley. There are also bamboo plants, land crabs, and airplants. Partway up the path, there is an interesting old well on the right.
Katouche Valley is private property belonging to Thomakaty Link Ltd, View Fort, PO Box 42, The Valley. Apply to them for permission to hike in it.


Rendezvous Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay beach in Anguilla

Rendezvous Bay is the spectacular beach where the CuisinArt resort is located. Also Bankie Banx has his beach shack on Rendezvous. Another one of the "A" list beaches on Anguilla.


Thom on Rendezvous Bay beach Anguilla

Sail Chocolat (Sailing) - Anguilla

264 497 3394
Sail Chocolat

The only catamaran in AXA, Captain Rollins makes this the highlight of your vacation. Call for sailing excursions. A good way to get to Prickley Pear island.


Sandy Ground Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Sandy Ground Beach

Sandy Ground is a great beach and Anguilla's main port/harbour. There are some fantastic beach bars along the shore. The long curved beach is backed by high cliffs and a salt pond.


Shawna on Sandy Ground beach in Anguilla

Sandy Hill Bay Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Sandy Hill Bay Beach

Sandy Hill Bay is a crescent of sand on a protected bay and is a pleasant place to sun and swim. A favorite beach of the local population. A number of villas, some rental villas line the hills around this beach.


Sandy Island (Beach) - Anguilla

Sandy Island is a small island off Anguilla's north shore where you can get drinks and lunch. You must find a charter boat to take you here.


Thom on Sandy Island off Anguilla

Savannah Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

Savannah Bay

Savannah Bay is located on the eastern end of the island, Savannah Bay is a long sweeping crescent beach backed by sand dunes. At present this beach has one beach bar and an occasional small fishing boat.


Thom on Savannah Bay beach in Anguilla

Savannah Gallery (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 497 2263
Savannah Gallery

Representing Jesse Blanchard, Michele Lavalette, Iris Lewis, Paul Elliott Thuleau and other Caribbean artists. Superb signed metal sculptures from Haiti. Mon-Sat 10 to 4 or by appointment.


Scilly Cay (Bar/Club) - Anguilla

Scilly Cay

Head over to Island Harbour and wave at the little island in the distance. Within a few short minutes your Scilly Cay ferry will whisk you away for a unique dining experience. There's one building here and it serves some of the best, alive-just-minutes-ago lobster! Add rum punch and the panoramic view of the Island Harbour and this spot is a favorite of ours and many who visit Anguilla.

Open for lunch only and closed on Mondays.
Entertainment on Wednesday and Sundays.


Scilly Cay

Seaside Stables (Horseback Riding) - Anguilla

264 235 3667
Seaside Stables

An idyllic riding experience. Beach rides, daytime, sunset and full moon. Private rides or small groups. Professional staff.


Sherrick's Bay Beach (Beach) - Anguilla

Sherrick's Bay Beach

Sherrick's Bay is a small out of the way beach on the West end of Anguilla. Very private!


Shoal Bay Divers (Snorkeling/Diving) - Anguilla

264 235 1482
Shoal Bay Divers

Anguilla is the best Caribbean vacation destination for those who are planning a trip that includes scuba diving. Beach connoisseurs have known about Anguilla's spectacular white sand beaches for more than a decade, ever since the first super deluxe resort opened in 1985 and began catering to the rich and famous. With all the attention being paid to the beaches and the almost too numerous to mention gourmet restaurants, the scuba diving in Anguilla has remained one of the best kept secrets in the Caribbean.

Condë Nast Traveler magazine recently rated Anguilla as one of the 10 best vacation destinations in the world,and Shoal Bay Beach as one of the 10 best beaches in the Caribbean. The ideal location puts guests within easy reach of many of Anguilla's pristine coral reefs and shipwrecks. The friendly and knowledgeable staff specializes in catering to the individual needs of guests, and strive to make your vacation truly, The Trip of a Lifetime. That is, unless you decide to come back!


Shoal Bay Divers - Anguilla

Shoal Bay West (Beach) - Anguilla

Shoal Bay West

Pleasant curve of sand with relatively calm waters for swimming.
The view of St. Martin and Saba from this beach make it an enjoyable place to sit and stare for hours. The beach is dotted with upscale resorts and restaurants.

Public Access to Shoal Bay West
Between Cove Castles and the next villa on the western end.
Right next to Altamer Restaurant on the eastern end.


Shoal Bay West

Studio D - Marj Morani (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 235 4742
Studio D - Marj Morani

Original art, pottery, tiles, prints and cards. Seafeathers Road in Seafeathers Bay. Monday thru Friday 10 am - 4 pm or by appointment.
Marj Morani has 3 of her original artworks available in limited edition prints. Also being offered is the Caribbean Color Card Collection that features 9 different artworks by Marj Morani - 9 note cards plus 3 post cards so you can share some of Marj's work with family and friends through the mail.


Sunset Lounge at Viceroy (Bar/Club) - Anguilla

Sunset Lounge at Viceroy Anguilla

The open air Subset Lounge at Viceroy is a spectacular bar sitting right on the pool and overlooking the ocean. They have comfortable lounge seating and lots of bar stools. Food is served and sushi is a speciality.


Thom at the Sunset Lounge on Anguilla

Susan Croft Photography & Design (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

264 772 3094
Susan Croft Photography & Design

Beautiful award-winnig photography and colorful Caribbean paintings of island life. Graphic and logo design. Artisti signs and tropical murals.


The BLU Boutique - Capri Boutique (Shop) - Anguilla

264 498 2000 ext 3851
The BLU Boutique - Capri Boutique

BLU: Swimwear, stylish sportswear, casual wear and accessories.
Capri: Designer jewelry & accessories.


The Galleria at World Art and Antiques (Art Gallery) - Anguilla

497 5950
The Galleria at World Art and Antiques

A one-stop shopping destination for both tourists and local residents. Merchandise offered includes West Indian paintings, antiques, handicrafts, jewelry and collectibles fro all over the world. Fine furnishings and accessories. Open Mon-Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.


West End Bay (Beach) - Anguilla

West End Bay on Anguilla

West End Bay is a small beach on the North shore at the far West end of Anguilla. A little sand, this rocky beach is not a tourist stop.


Waves at West End Bay

Why Knot (Shop) - Anguilla

264 772 7685
First Why Knot Shop under the Tamarind Tree

Fabiana's colorful clothing line, basic whites plus other Caribbean designers wear and accessories. Locally handcrafted jewelry and artwork. Fabiana is located next to DaVida's restaurant in Crocus Bay.


ZaZaa Boutique (Shop) - Anguilla

Located on Shoal Bay East, Zazaa Boutique offers great beach attire for a fraction of what you would pay across on St. Barts.


Zazaa Boutique